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News by Topic: Abuse and violence

Jan 30, 2023 - Highlights two programs on the Cherokee Nation reservation: a domestic violence shelter that provides a variety of the victim services, and the Cherokee Nation Harm Reduction Program, which offers syringe services to reduce drug use and keep clients healthier by preventing the transmission of blood-borne infections.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 23, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The NISVS is used to measure the extent of sexual violence (SV), stalking, and intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization among adults in the United States. Data collected will be used to inform public policies and prevention strategies and to help guide and evaluate progress toward reducing the substantial health and social burden associated with IPV, SV, and stalking. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 11, 2023 - Interview with Adam Gaus, executive director of Utah's Friends Against Family Violence, a nonprofit organization helping victims of domestic violence. Describes unique challenges in dealing with abuse in rural areas.
Source: KUER
Dec 29, 2022 - Announces that Glenn Sterner, assistant professor at Penn State Abington, was given the 2022 Rural Health Hero of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for his work on the opioid epidemic, human trafficking, and other issues across the state.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dec 27, 2022 - Describes two recent incidents that illuminate the urgent need to address mental health and substance abuse problems across North Dakota. Reports that stigma can be a barrier for people seeking counseling in rural communities where everyone knows everyone. (May require subscription to view.)
Source: InForum
Dec 22, 2022 - Describes ways in which telehealth is being used to conduct appointments with sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), who have extensive training in caring for assault survivors and collecting evidence for possible criminal prosecution. The services, known as teleSANE, are expanding across the country in rural, sparsely populated areas.
Source: The 19th News